Barnes, Richardson partner Brian Walsh has been elected to the Board of Directors of Meritas, an international alliance of nearly 200 commercial law firms in 66 countries. Brian has been active in the organization for nearly a decade and previously served on its Planning and Development Committee and has spoken at several of the organization’s Regional Meetings on international trade topics. Brian also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the International Trade Club of Chicago and the Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association.
Meritas is a new legal service model that offers high quality worldwide legal services through a closely integrated group of law firms chosen for membership on the basis of the quality and efficiency of the representation they provide. As a Meritas member, Barnes, Richardson has access to the diverse knowledge and resources of more than 6,700 lawyers worldwide. Meritas has member firms in the traditional commercial cities as well as in many emerging markets, so our Meritas affiliation provides our clients with ready access to a select group of experts in each country, providing comprehensive, multi-jurisdictional and international capabilities.